James Reinhart has opened Chinese Herbal Medicine and Dispensing Pharmacy at 1050 Crater Lake Ave., Suite C.

James Reinhart has opened Chinese Herbal Medicine and Dispensing Pharmacy at 1050 Crater Lake Ave., Suite C.

Reinhart is an Oregon State University graduate who worked in hospital pharmacies in California's Central Valley for 30 years before retiring in 2002 and entering the herbal medicine field.

He practiced Chinese herbal medicine for five years in Montana before moving to Astoria in 2007. He recently moved to Southern Oregon and opened his office this month.

In 2008, he spent three weeks touring rural hospitals and visiting with physicians in China.

Reinhart is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, headquartered in Boston. He studied at the East-West School of Planetary Herbalogy, Santa Cruz, Calif., and continues studying through the Blue Poppy Institute, Boulder, Colo.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The telephone number is 541-772-8994 and the e-mail is jrein1042@hotmail.com.

— Greg Stiles